Wellness Check-ins

About the Program

It's no secret. Dartmouth students have a lot going on in their lives. Sometimes, it can be helpful to take a step back and talk things out. Our wellness check-ins are a place to do just that, and our staff are trained listeners who can help you gain greater self-awareness, connect with your values and aspirations, and identify steps that can help you thrive.

What happens during a wellness check-in?

During these one-on-one sessions, we offer time and space to talk out whatever is most important for you right now. While these conversations can vary greatly in terms of what we discuss, our goal is to listen mindfully and empower you to take steps toward becoming the person you aspire to be while creating the life you want to be living.

What can I expect?

Wellness check-in sessions are offered at the Student Wellness Center, on the 3rd floor of Robinson Hall, and typically last about 45 minutes. During our first meeting, we use this time to get to know one another and explore your situation and intentions. While some students find that one session meets their needs, we are also glad to set up further meetings if there is more to discuss or explore. These meetings can be regular or more sporadic – whatever works best for your schedule. We can also connect you with different campus resources if other offices might be helpful for your needs.

  • Please note: Wellness Check-ins are not intended as a substitute for therapy or pastoral counseling. We are a non-clinical, private resource, which means we cannot provide the same level of confidentiality as our colleagues at the Counseling Center or the Tucker Center.

What are check-in sessions like?

Our staff members take a positive approach to personal development. We approach check-ins from a stance of coaching, which means that we believe you possess the expertise you need to navigate any transitions or challenges you may be encountering in your life. Our work involves helping you to identify your strengths and values while learning to trust your distinctive voice and vision for a thriving life.

 Is a wellness check-in right for me?  

Students often engage in coaching without a specific challenge or concern in mind as it can often be useful to have a non-judgmental conversation where you can discuss whatever may be going on in your life. Some frequent topics that come up during check-in sessions include:

  • adjusting to life at Dartmouth
  • identifying sources of meaning and purpose
  • developing a sense of belonging
  • academic challenges
  • exploring aspects of your identity
  • relationships
  • making tough decisions
  • creating balance or positive self-care practices
  • AND literally many, many other topics – if it matters to you, it matters to us

 How do I make an appointment?

To schedule a Wellness Coaching session, please email Student Wellness.